By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado Ekiti
Former Ekiti Deputy Governor Prof. Kolapo Eleka has said his dream to run for the June 12, 2022 governorship election in the state was still alive.
Eleka insisted he would still vie for the plum position despite the fact that his former boss and ex-governor Ayodele Fayose has backed another aspirant.
He spoke in Ado Ekiti on Monday while speaking on the topic: ‘The development of Ekiti past, present and the way forward’ at a symposium organised by a group under the acronym ‘PDP Peace Movement’.
The Ikere-Ekiti born politician, who was Fayose’s deputy between 2014 and 2018, said he holds any grudges against his boss for supporting the ambition of Ekiti PDP chairman, Bisi Kolawole for the 2022 governorship.
He stated that the decision of Fayose to adopt Kolawole as his candidate would not scare him from taking a shot at the coveted seat, saying he has all it takes to secure the party’s ticket and win the poll.
He said: “Every individual has a right in a democracy. I don’t have personal problem with my former boss, his Excellency, Ayodele Fayose . But he has a constitutional right to support whoever he likes.
“In 2018, he supported me to be governorship candidate. But this time, he has made another choice. However, as he has the right to support another aspirant, I have nothing against that, I have the right to make my own choice and contest.
“I have always been carrying him (Fayose) along about my ambition and I think it is normal to inform him about my good intention. I am on the right path and God is with me”, he stated.
On zoning, Olusola, who is from Ekiti South, said the people must be fair in 2022, saying the zone has not governed the state since the advent of democracy in 1999.
Olusola assured all the tendencies in PDP, including Fayose, former Governor Segun Oni and Senator Biodun Olujimi will come to the roundtable soon to resolve internal crises pummeling the party.